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2015-2016 FOARE Scholarship Application will be posted in January.
FOARE Scholarship Program - Building a Legacy of Leadership
Amount of scholarships
- Since 2001, over $250,000 in scholarships have been awarded to over 75 students, most of whom have direct connections to the industry.
- Nine scholarships are awarded each year.
- A creative & design scholarship targeted to design students was added in 2010.
- An endowed scholarship was added in 2012 in honor of Vern Clark in 2012.
- The Fletcher Family Foundation has funded an endowed scholarship which will be awarded for the first time in 2013.
The foundation awards eight student scholarships consisting of $3,000 each and the Ruth Segal Scholarship consisting of $4,500.
Ruth Segal Scholarship ($4,500)
FOARE has designated a scholarship for a student studying government affairs, urban affairs, public affairs, or political science. Known as the Ruth Segal Scholarship, the program is named after a long-time member of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) staff, who worked tirelessly to educate federal and state policymakers about the OOH advertising industry. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage the study of issues specifically related to OOH advertising and public affairs.
Vern and Elaine Clark Outdoor Advertising Industry “Champion” Scholarship ($3,000)
The Vern and Elaine Clark Outdoor Advertising Industry “Champion” Scholarship recognizes a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate academic program with a connection to the OOH advertising industry who demonstrates through their academic life, community activities, and career goals the skills and talent that made Vern Clark successful in his efforts.
2012-2013 Scholarship Winners
Recently, FOARE surveyed former scholarship winners about why the scholarship was important to them. Brad Mizer, a winner in 2004-2005, provided background about his successful career to date. He is now an equity owner in a billboard company in East Tennessee and serves as VP of Sales.
Brad said, “The FOARE scholarship gave me confidence that I was in the right field and the encouragement to stay in the outdoor industry. This financial assistance confirmed what I had hoped was true, that I can make a long and rewarding career doing what I love being helping others grow their small business.”